Candace Hansford

Managing Partner

Ms. Hansford worked in the financial sector for the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) and later the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) prior to attending law school. 

After joining the Illinois Bar, Ms. Hansford managed the Office of the Inspector General for the Public Building Commission of Chicago where she investigated allegations of fraud, abuse, waste, and corruption within the public works contracts. Immediately before founding Hansford & Deckert, Ms. Hansford owned and operated Hansford Legal, a community-based law practice serving individuals, families and small businesses in the greater Chicagoland area. 

Ms. Hansford focuses her practice on estate administration, probate litigation, civil litigation, domestic relations, and criminal defense matters.  She represents individuals, families, and businesses in and out of court to bring about optimal results for clients. 

Additionally, Ms. Hansford works closely with the firm's business and tax practice to ensure that our clients'  lives are shielded from liability. ​​​

As Managing Partner of Hansford & Deckert, Ms. Hansford leads the firm's litigation and domestic relations practices.


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PRACTICE FOCUS

Litigation
Domestic Relations | Estate & Probate Administration
Commercial Litigation| Criminal Defense

Transactional
Estate Planning | Real Estate | Business Law 

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United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

​​United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

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EDUCATION

Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D.
Business Law Certificate
Chicago-Kent Law Trial Team


Valparaiso University, M.B.A.

Illinois State University, B.S.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Illinois State Bar Association
Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council
State and Local Tax Section Council

Cook County Bar Association

Women's Bar Association of Illinois 

Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.

Union League Club of Chicago
Membership Committee
Lawyers Group

The Boulevard of Chicago
​Vice President, Board of Directors

Little Brothers, Friends of The Elderly
​Board of Directors


Wealth Counsel